Drug Traffickers Sought Again by Nigerian Government
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Nigeria’s Chief Executive, Ahmadu Giade, is threatening to take legal action against those who posted bail for accused drug offenders who have jumped bail. Almost 800 Kilograms of drugs were confiscated in connection with the accused traffickers.
“A total of 26 major drug traffickers standing trial at the Federal High Court in Lagos were found to have jumped bail. They have been declared wanted and those that stood as sureties for them will either produce them or be made to face the legal consequences.” Giade said. “Among the 26 accused, 23 are being charged in connection with 33.126kg of cocaine. One was caught with 1.063kg of heroin, while another was apprehended with 758kg of cannabis.”
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He made the announcement during the activities of the UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking. Several other countries have also taken action, including a massive opium and heroin burning in Burma, India.
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